Consumer Information

Consumer Information is referred to by the Department of Education as vital information about the availability of financial aid, the practices of the college, and information about the college that is provided to current and prospective students. Volunteer State Community College has gathered the information below to provide an easy to use quick reference page with links to the vital information for your convenience.

If you need assistance with any of the information provided please Contact the Financial Aid Office.

Information About VSCC

Below you will find links to information about the college in general.

  • Academic Programs – Here at Vol. State there are many academic programs to explore. From this link you can pick a program of interest to you, learn more about the program and link to the staff in that department.

  • Access Center – Volunteer State Community College provides services to students with disabilities as well as information for faculty and the community.

  • Accreditation – Volunteer State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees and certificates. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Volunteer State Community College.  In addition, many of the programs offered have additional accreditation by program specific agencies. The listing of additional accreditations can be found additional accreditations can be found here.

  • Process of Accreditation – This will link you to the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission’s web site for more information about the process of accreditation and their contact information for student complaints.

  • Admissions – Requirements for admission to the college and contact information to the Admissions Department.

  • Annual Campus Safety Report – This report shows campus wide statistics. The link at the bottom of the page for the PDF of the full report is updated annually.

  • Articulation Agreement – Volunteer State Community College has created transfer guides to aid students in searching what courses will transfer between institutions.

  • Athletic Program Statistics – These statistics show the student percentages of student athletes and financial support received.

  • Cohort Default Rate - Information for Volunteer State Community College can be found on the College Navigator web site to see the retention rates. Type in Volunteer State Community College in the search bar. When you open the college page click on Cohort Default Rates at the bottom for the most up to date information.

  • Continued Eligibility - Vol. State has general eligibility requirements that cover the college as a whole. Here you will find these requirements. *Some programs may have specific requirements for the individual program. Please refer to your specific program of interest in the college catalogue.*

  • Copyright Infringement Information – This provides all of the regulations regarding copyrighted publications and their use in student work.

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program – Please see page 48 of the Annual Campus Safety and Security Report at the bottom of the page.

  • Drug Free Campus Statement – Volunteer State Community College is committed to the enforcement of the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.

  • Estimated Costs – Information for Volunteer State Community College can be found on the College Navigator web site to see tuition, fee’s, and estimated student expenses. Type in, “Volunteer State Community College” in the search bar.

  • FERPA – The Family education Rights and Privacy Act

  • Graduation Rates – Information for Volunteer State Community College can be found on the College Navigator web site to see the completion, graduation, and transfer out rates. Type in, “Volunteer State Community College” in the search bar.

  • Job Placement – The placement of and types of employment obtained by graduates. Under the heading of “Disclosure Information Index” is the “Placement in Employment and Job Placement Rates” report.

  • Locations and Facilities - Vol. State offers several locations to suit the needs of the community in addition to the main campus in Gallatin, TN.

  • Purchasing Textbooks – The college bookstore lists the cost and ISBN numbers for all textbooks and class material on the bookstore web site.

  • Retention Rates - Information for Volunteer State Community College can be found on the College Navigator web site to see the retention rates. Type in Volunteer State Community College in the search bar.

  • Sexual Misconduct – All forms of discrimination including sex discrimination and sexual harassment are strictly prohibited. The policy gives explanation of sexual misconduct and the reporting procedures that should be followed in the event that misconduct occurs.

  • Student Handbook – The student handbook has a wealth of information regarding general information, student rights and freedoms, policies and guidelines and much more. It is available to read online as a PDF or you can download it if you prefer.
  • Textbooks and Course Materials – Check the cost of the textbooks required for any class offered.

  • Transfer Credit – Students may be able to apply hours earned at other institutions toward a degree at Volunteer State Community College.

  • Travel Study – Students can apply for scholarship assistance through the International Education Committee to aid in the costs of the study abroad program.

  • Tuition and Fees– Keep up with the cost of tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students.

  • Vol State Employee Directory – From this link you can select any department of the college then click find to locate contact information and titles of the employees in the desired department.

  • Withdrawal – The steps needed to withdraw from a class or from school.

Information About Financial Assistance

  • Apply for Financial Aid – Directions to apply for state and federal funds.

  • Book Credits – Information about using financial aid to help pay for books.

  • Financial Aid Refund To The Lender – This will explain the process of refunding the lender, state, or government the aid awarded to a student who has had to withdraw from school.

  • Financial Aid Disbursements – How and when will financial aid be disbursed?

  • Gainful Employment Programs – These programs encompass any Title IV financial aid eligible programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.

  • Loan Counseling

    • Entrance Counseling – This is a federal requirement and must be completed before the college can disburse a new student loan. The instructions for Direct Loan Entrance Counseling will be found in the “How to Apply” section of the page.

    • Exit Counseling – This is required any time a student has borrowed student loans and then drops below six hours of enrollment. Scroll to the bottom of the page for directions to the Exit Interview.

  • Loan Terms and Repayment Information – Loan repayment information, a basic interest chart, and how to see your student loan history.

  • Net Price Calculator – This tool helps a potential student estimate the cost of attending Vol State Community College.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress – The requirements to maintain financial aid eligibility based on students grades and completed courses.

  • Scholarship and Fee Waivers - This includes scholarships from the college and fee waivers for qualifying students.

  • State and Federal Aid Programs – Here you will find grant and loan information.

  • Tuition Refund Policy – Here you will find the refund schedule if you have to withdraw from school.

  • Work-Study – The Federal Work-Study program is designed to aid students with financial need in paying for school.